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Who Gives A Stuff What The People Think? [Nov. 4th, 2014|09:29 am]
Tony Grist
Two years ago (I was there, I participated) the people of Manchester decided by referendum that they didn't want an elected mayor.
Now a gang consisting of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and local council chiefs has declared that they're going to get one anyway.

The contempt for democracy is breathtaking. 

From: cmcmck
2014-11-04 12:20 pm (UTC)
This is a unitary authority.

75% of those who voted in the ballot on this voted against the idea.

So they went ahead and forced it on us anyway.

This they call democracy................

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-11-04 06:35 pm (UTC)
And they wonder why we don't like or trust them...
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2014-11-04 12:45 pm (UTC)
Good grief. So referendums are all meaningless then?

The Scots should count themselves lucky they gave the Tories the result they wanted.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-11-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, they sem to be.
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2014-11-04 04:37 pm (UTC)
This is in total defiance of normal democratic practice, which is to hold the referendum over and over again until the people give the right answer.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-11-04 06:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed. That's the way to do it.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2014-11-09 03:21 am (UTC)
Those who bleat most loudly about "political correctness" are the ones who embody and deploy it. They were handed the wrong answer.
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